The Bullcatcher
The Bullcatcher

Stephen Johnson

Childrens / Picture Books
A Detective Jack Miller Short StoryA bushfire has swept through the Coomalie Shire in the Northern Territory leaving a path of destruction. Working round the clock, Detective Jack Miller and Forensics Technician Kate Bowen investigate any deaths that have occured in a race against time to save vital evidence.The Ruling Elite and Other Stories is a collection of short fantasy from Xina Marie Uhl and Janet Loftis. Here you'll find a slave-mercenary struggling to save the life of his mistress, a palace guard defending his city against the destroyer of prophecy, a wanderer who brings more than just past grief into the lives of four sisters, two men who go on a dangerous hunt to kill the witches destroying their village, an outcast trying to outwit the village oracle and get justice for her murdered mother, and a captain who discovers how high the cost is to return the dead to their rightful homes. Come read stories which fuse fantasy with history and anthropology by two of XC Publishing's most talented writers.
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To Iceland, With Love
To Iceland, With Love

I. C. Springman

Childrens / Picture Books / Animals / Birds
You know John and Jane. The couple next door. Two garden-variety government agents facing marital problems, a housing crisis, and long-term unemployment. Could it get any worse? Guess who just got voted most likely to overthrow the New World Order. "To Iceland, With Love" - a satirical ride to the dark side of the Global Financial Crisis...Some say we’re special, and that’s why we’re kept in seclusion. Beyond those walls evil lurks and innocent prey would be lost in minutes. Gone. Destroyed. Forgotten. Others say the opposite: we’re locked away because there’s something wrong with us. If we roamed the outside world, we might taint the beautiful ones. A species so pure, that to merely be in their presence is a gift. As for my beliefs…I’m not sure. But I do know one thing: neither of those reasons explains why it is that they come for us only after we’ve passed the age of sixteen. Whether we want to go or not, we’re taken through those iron gates. Escorted away from the only home we’ve ever known, escorted to our destiny—whatever that destiny may be—never to be seen again. The Beautiful Ones is a prequel intended to introduce Lori's newest Young Adult series. At around 21,000 words, this is a short story. This Young Adult Romance contains kissing, cursing and some violence. It is best for ages 14 and up. The Beautiful Ones: PrequelThe Chosen Ones: Book 1 (coming Spring, 2014)
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We Stop Ourselves - 10 Poems on Creativity,Doubt & Self-Belief
We Stop Ourselves - 10 Poems on Creativity,Doubt & Self-Belief

Paul Whybrow

Childrens / Picture Books / Animals / Dinosaurs
You can use all of your life experiences to create art. Why stop yourself ? The world is full of critics,so be an ally to yourself. Sometimes you just have to get on with things. It won't exist unless you make it so.Before Cell Wars is a short three chapter children's book to introduce a new character inside the human body. This fictional story is set inside the veins and arteries and we follow the main character Bands, a newly made white blood cell, on his adventures. Find out what a white blood cell's job is and how they help fight diseases and infections. This is an adventure story for 6-12 year olds combining fiction and scientific facts about the blood system (these have been verified by a medical practitioner). 'Cell Wars - In the Beginning' follows Bands in his adventures and was recently awarded a silver medal in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards and was shortlisted in the Rubery Book Award 2014.
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Warped Destinies: Tales of Terrara Vikos #4
Warped Destinies: Tales of Terrara Vikos #4

Christine McDonnell

Childrens / Picture Books / Parenting / Adoption
After a heated argument with his father, Lucian gets pulled into an organization that has connections to the Seeker, Lucian's destined enemy. Determined to save the innocents that had been brought unwillingly into this mission, Lucian will need to utilize his Realm Leader lessons and embrace his inner Protektor in order to save those he loves.Account #4- Trials of Terrara Vikos prequel seriesIt has been a good few years since Lucian had learned that he was the Protektor, one of the members of the foretelling known as the Profecia. After an argument with his father, he storms off. This escape soon turns even more sour, when Lucian gets dragged into an organization known as MonReneix. Sensing the evil Seeker's energy nearby and seeing the poor depressed children being held captive, Lucian makes his decision to stay there, undercover, and try to learn more about this organization.However, when the leader sets his eyes on 'recruiting' Kimberly, the love of Lucian's young life, he must learn to embrace the Protektor within and send the Seeker a message:You mess with my life, and you will pay.Account #4 of the Tales of Terrara Vikos story saga.Prior stories in this saga:Cross of Faith (#1)Trees in the Storm (#2)Blood on a Broken Hand (#3)
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Love Scenes - 10 Poems about Love
Love Scenes - 10 Poems about Love

Paul Whybrow

Childrens / Picture Books / Animals / Dinosaurs
Finding the one you're meant to be with can transform your life. Sometimes you don't realise how lonely you are,until you meet them. Awake or asleep,they're your soulmate.When Eric learns that the weather in Hollow has been acting strangely, he returns to the magical town to help his friends with the danger they might face soon.Eric and his friends have to understand what is wrong with the weather and why the boys are getting paler day by day. Could the truth be hidden in the dark depths of the cave? And what is hidden inside the fountain on the square?To solve the Fountain Riddle, Eric and his friends will have to fight the Pied Piper and his rats, visit a 19th century ball, and catch the boy in the painting.
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All Greek To Me
All Greek To Me

I. C. Springman

Childrens / Picture Books / Animals / Birds
Vast. Criminal. Enterprise. The New World Order is in full swing. Country by country, economic warfare is bringing ordinary people to their knees. Meanwhile, presumed dead and perpetually on the run, John and Jane are having a mid-life crisis. Can this marriage and democracy be saved? All Greek To Me - Book II in The Quiet Rooms Trilogy.Vast. Criminal. Enterprise. The New World Order is in full swing. Country by country, economic warfare is bringing ordinary people to their knees. Meanwhile, presumed dead and perpetually on the run, John and Jane are having a mid-life crisis. Can this marriage and democracy be saved? All Greek To Me - Book II in The Quiet Rooms Trilogy.
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Mythik Imagination #1
Mythik Imagination #1

Jon Mac

Childrens / Picture Books
Mythik Imagination #1 is a collection of three sci-fi short stories in the spirit of the old pulp magazines of the 30s and 40s, but with a modern twist.- A new inmate in an ancient prison discovers an incredible secret in "Yesterday's Eye's."- See what it is like to face "The Figment of Doom."- A zombie, a ghost and a phantom are not what they seem in "Ghosts of the Future."Mythik Imagination #1 is a collection of three sci-fi short stories from the mythik imagination of Jon Mac. "Mythik" tales are sci-fi and fantasy stories in the spirit of the old pulp magazines of the 30s and 40s, but with a modern twist. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some astounding tales beyond belief:"Yesterday's Eyes"A new inmate discovers an incredible secret in an ancient prison. But something about this prisoner is different. Find out what happens to those who see with Yesterday's Eyes."The Figment of Doom"What would you do if you woke up in an unknown city and encountered a mysterious stranger who claimed to hold the key to your existence? See what it is like to face The Figment of Doom."Ghosts of the Future"A zombie, a ghost, and a phantom are on board the midnight flight of a B-17 bomber as it streaks over World War II France. But things are seldom what they seem when you are dealing with the Ghosts of the Future.Approximately 15,000 words (about 50-60 pages)About the author:Jon Mac writes SF/Fantasy with a pulp spirit, something he calls "Mythik" fiction. He's had jobs picking raspberries, babysitting Coyote pups, working in a recycling plant, directing live TV newscasts, and encoding HD video for Blu-Ray discs. He likes dancing and shopping. No, that's not really true. He's still waiting for flying cars and videophones to become popular. He lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife and their wonder dog, Baxter.
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Interface
Interface

Matt James

Childrens / Picture Books / Death
It is the far future and humanity has become stagnant. A device called the Interface enables all humans to link themselves to virtual realities and to download at whim any information that they might want. Nothing changes, everything stays the same. That is, until Laurena Tyall asks the Interface a question that no one else has thought of asking for over two hundred years: what is it to learn?It is the far future and humanity has become stagnant. A device called the Interface enables all humans to link themselves to virtual realities and to download at whim any information that they might want. It is an existence devoted purely to leisure. But no one now remembers how to think for themselves. There is no need to learn or to gain knowledge. There is no striving for a better world, no need to improve oneself. No need to travel or work. Nothing changes, everything stays the same. That is, until Laurena Tyall asks the Interface a question that no one else has thought of asking for over two hundred years: what is it to learn? That one question changes her world forever and nothing will ever be the same again, or so she believes.
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The Dumpy Books for Children;
The Dumpy Books for Children;

Eden Coybee

Childrens / Picture Books
The Dumpy Books for Children; - No. 7. A Flower Book is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Eden Coybee is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Eden Coybee then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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Motorcycles For Wednesdays
Motorcycles For Wednesdays

Jessi Ford

Childrens / Picture Books
Emma has a thing about control. She has to have it. Everything has its place and Wednesdays are most definitely, always, grocery days. No questions asked.Emma has a thing about control. She has to have it. Everything has its place and Wednesdays are most definitely, always, grocery days. No questions asked. So, when her life is spiralling out of her control, she does the logical thing: she gets a house-mate. Ryle is the free spirited type person who rides a motorcycle that sends shivers down Emma’s spine but, god, is he painful to live with. Ryle sets about to change Emma’s life. And first thing to go is grocery shopping Wednesdays.
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Faithless
Faithless

S.A. Meyer

Childrens / Picture Books
A false allegation of abuse leaves a priest recovering from a vicious attack and a sheriff burdened by guilt. But not all is as it seems in this small, religious town.Fio is a bitter-sweet glimpse of Fyodors life, a big adventure all his own. At once joyous and exciting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Fyodors’s eyes.
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Motionless Crowd
Motionless Crowd

Student Writers Columbia Heights High School

Poetry / Childrens / Picture Books
This is a collection of poems and short stories by students from Columbia Heights High School, in Columbia Heights, MN.Columbia Heights sits right on the border of Minneapolis, MN, and our high school is incredibly diverse. The unique student group who wrote this compilation will offer you insight into their talent, voice, and perspective, with stories and poems about love and loss, adventure and hope. Read on!
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Stalking Claire Stevens promo
Stalking Claire Stevens promo

A.D.Duling

Poetry / Childrens / Picture Books
Think of as many nasty labels for a human being you can possibly think of in only a second of time given and then double it; no triple it! After that form it like clay, chisel it out like marble until perfection is formed and then call it Claire Stevens. Claire Stevens had me murdered and I'm going to bring her to justice.This is why I am Stalking Claire Stevens...Oliver Ma's first work of fiction, written when he was 11. Partly inspired by a trip in Italy he took in 2001, (during which he visited the mighty Colosseum), A Gladiator's Dilemma was first published in print in 2010. Most of the research for this fiction was done in Deerfield Elementary School's library, with the bulk of the info coming from the children's book You Wouldn't Want to be a Gladiator.
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Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat's Hawaiian Christmas
Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat's Hawaiian Christmas

Mary Pfaff

Childrens / Picture Books
It’s Alice Mongoose’s first Christmas in Hawaii. She misses her family and is resigned to spending the holiday alone. Alistair Rat would love to spend Christmas with his best friend Alice, but he’s afraid that Alice has more exciting things to do than spend time with a solitary rat. Fortunately, the outspoken Cordelia Canetoad knows just what to do! It’s Alice Mongoose’s first Christmas in Hawaii. She misses her family and is resigned to spending the holiday alone. Alistair Rat would love to spend Christmas with his best friend Alice, but he’s afraid that Alice has more exciting things to do than spend time with a solitary rat. Fortunately, the outspoken Cordelia Canetoad knows just what to do! The Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat stories are classic tales of friendship, beloved to this day by children of all ages. Alice Mongoose’s recent renaissance may be credited to the efforts of Mary Pfaff’s granddaughter, Dorothy Pfaff. A new generation of parents and children have come to appreciate the books’ unselfconscious multiculturalism, sensible life lessons, and positive main characters.This reissue of the Alice Mongoose stories is faithful to the original printing and in keeping with Dorothy’s memories of her grandmother reading to her.Also by Mary Pfaff: Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat in HawaiiAlice Mongoose and Alistair Rat have a RestaurantAlice Mongoose, Alistair Rat, and the Big Sign
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